JULY 25 – 31, 2021

This year’s festival will take place on-line. We’ll be presenting some special events during the week in addition to our Boxwood Online offerings via Patreon. Thank you for your ongoing support!

– Chris Norman

Sunday July 25, 2021

Save the date for an on-line concert featuring:

Yann FALQUET (CAN) – Guitar and Quebecois song
Pascal GEMME (CAN) – Quebecois fiddle and foot percussion
Nicholas WILLIAMS (CAN) – Quebecois flute & accordion
Nic GAREISS (USA) – percussive dance
Eamon O’LEARY (IRE) – songs and tunes
Lisa BEZNOSIUK (UK) – early flutes

Sunday 25 July at 9pm Atlantic (Halifax) time. (UTC-3)

View the concert streamed on our Facebook page
A concert recording will be available for 2-weeks following for those donating. Advance donations may view the concert directly on Zoom. The links will be found in your payment confirmation. 

Suggested donation $25 USD


A Cheap Night at the Opera
Wednesday July 28, 2021

Save the date for an on-line concert featuring:

Lisa BEZNOSIUK (UK) – early flutes
• Neil McLAREN (UK) – early flutes
• Catherine RIMER (UK) – cello

Sunday 28 July at 9pm Atlantic (Halifax) time.
View the concert streamed on our Facebook page

A Cheap Night at the Opera

Lisa’s set in our first concert was an excerpt from ‘A Cheap Night at the Opera’ presented hours earlier in Lewes, UK, and we’re delighted to share the full hour-long programme which features Haydn London Trios, Hoffmeister trio, Mozart opera flute duets and Doppler’s Pot-pourri for 2 flutes from the opera Zampa by Herold.

Lisa Beznosiuk is is one of the world’s leading performers on early flutes. As soloist and orchestral principal she has performed and recorded a wide range of 18th and 19th century repertoire on a variety of historical flutes with many leading UK and European ensembles. Her solo recordings include the complete sonatas of Bach and Handel and concertos by Vivaldi and Mozart. A passionate and dedicated teacher, Lisa is Professor of Historical Flute at RAM RCM & GSMD and many of her students are now leading professionals in the field. The players are absolutely delighted to regaling the Boxwood and Lewes audience with their “Pot-pourri” of flute chamber music and opera tunes.

Suggested donation $25 USD


Friday, 30 July, 2021
9pm Atlantic Time (UTC-3)

In Lieu of our in-person sessions in Lunenburg, we’ll get together Friday, 30 July at 9pm Atlantic Time (UTC-3) to hang out, chat a bit, and play some the great tunes from our Boxwood Tunes of the Month. So far we’ve got:

Way to Judique
Will Was a Wanton Wag
The Barrowburn
Norah Creenagh
Tatter the Road
Cold Frosty Morning
Galope de St Blandine
Talencourt Gigue
Nobody’s Jig
Whistle O’er the Lave O’t
Lord Howe’s Jig

And/or whatever you feel like playing! Bring a tune to share. Subscribers to Boxwood’s Tune of the Month will find the Zoom link on our Patreon Page. Otherwise, join the livestream on our Facebook Page. –  looking forward to seeing you on-line.


Saturday, July 31, 2021

We invite you to join Andra Bohnet for the legendary Boxwood Flute Choir, which will take place virtually this year. View the concert in a free livestream July 31 at 9PM ADT (Halifax time) on our Facebook page.



Our 2021 festival programming is made possible with support from Canadian Heritage, The Province of Nova Scotia, The Robinson Family Trust, and thoughtful contributions from individual patrons around the world. Thank You!